It’s was a busy week in the North Dakota Legislature. North Dakota Soybean Growers Association Government Liaison Phil Murphy says there’s been several big bills heard, including Senate Bill 2208, regarding water resource districts. The bill was heard in the North Dakota Senate Ag Committee on Thursday. “Lawmakers decided to move this to a study and I think everyone is breathing a little easier on that, because they can take interim and try to do a better job with it.” A beef checkoff bill will be heard on Friday in the House Agriculture Committee. NDSGA is watching this bill closely. “If this were to pass, many see this as a possible unraveling of the checkoff. The (North Dakota) Agriculture Coalition views this as a non-starter.”
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